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Date Title Officials Location
June 23, 2016 Rep. Bost's VA Accountability Bill Passes House Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Sen. Mark Kirk Calls on Tammy Duckworth to Testify at VA Whistleblower Trial Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 16, 2016 Kirk Protects VA Whistleblowers Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 16, 2016 Sen. Mark Kirk Calls on Tammy Duckworth to Testify at VA Whistleblower Trial Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 13, 2016 Senators Kirk and Cornyn Introduce Veterans Transplant Coverage Act Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 10, 2016 Bost Bill to Clean Up Veterans' Food Services Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
June 7, 2016 Kirk Meets with McDonald to Discuss Ways to Improve Care at VA Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 2, 2016 Kirk Statement on DOJ Decision That Could Reinstate VA Official Fired After Phoenix VA Scandal Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
June 1, 2016 NBC Chicago - Poll: 63 Percent of Illinois Voters Say Duckworth Should Testify in Trial Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
June 1, 2016 Daily Southtown - Thousands Gather at National Cemetery for Memorial Day Service Rep. Tammy Duckworth Elwood, IL
June 1, 2016 Daily Southtown - Thousands Gather at National Cemetery for Memorial Day Service Rep. Bill Foster Elwood, IL
May 28, 2016 At Chicago Memorial Day Ceremony, Tammy Duckworth Pays Tribute To Our Nation's Fallen Rep. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
May 27, 2016 Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Statement in Recognition of Memorial Day Rep. Cheri Bustos Moline, IL
May 27, 2016 Schakowsky Statement In Honor of Memorial Day Rep. Janice Schakowsky Chicago, IL
May 26, 2016 Chicago Sun-Times - Veterans Hospitals Continue Poor Care and Service Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
May 23, 2016 Duckworth Responds To VA Secretary's Disney Comments Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 23, 2016 The Hill - VA Secretary Comes Under Fire for Comparing Wait Times to Disneyland Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
May 23, 2016 Davis Meets with VA Under Secretary Shulkin Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
May 23, 2016 Kirk Statement on Secretary McDonald Comments on VA Wait Times Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 20, 2016 Lipinski Gets Amendment Passed to Expand Successful Job Training Program for Veterans Rep. Daniel Lipinski Unknown
May 19, 2016 Fox News Politics- Vets Pleasing for Cleanup of Black Mold Festering in VA Hospital for Months Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Kirk's Bipartisan Bill that Funds Veterans Care at Record Levels Passes Senate Floor Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 19, 2016 Duckworth Statement On MilCon-VA Appropriations Vote Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
May 19, 2016 https://schakowsky.house.gov/press-releases/schakowsky-statement-on-the-military-construction-and-veterans-affairs-funding-bill/ Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
May 18, 2016 In Meeting With Secretary McDonald, Duckworth Secures VA's Commitment To Improve Care At Hines Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Kirk: Vets Shouldn't Have to Share a Plate with Roaches Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 12, 2016 Durbin: Comprehensive Legislation To Improve Services For Veterans Introduced In Senate Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
May 11, 2016 Associated Press - Illinois Senate campaign targets "war hero' veterans record Rep. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
May 11, 2016 Kirk Legislation to Protect Veterans from Opiate Abuse Passes House Unanimously Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
May 8, 2016 The Ottawa Times: Duckworth, Durbin Appear in Ottawa Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
May 5, 2016 Duckworth Visits Chicago Non-Profit Helping Vets Transition into the Workforce in High-Skill, High-Paying Jobs Rep. Tammy Duckworth Chicago, IL
May 4, 2016 Letter to Michael Missal, Inspector General, US Department of Veterans Affaris- VA Accountability Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
April 27, 2016 Fox News- Whistleblower: Cockroaches served in food at Chicago-area VA hospital Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
April 27, 2016 Rep. Kinzinger on Committee Passage of Veteran EMT Bill Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Hearing of the House Veterans Affairs Committee - Testimony of Rep. Bost, Legislative Hearing Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
April 20, 2016 Bost Veterans Health Bill Receives Committee Hearing Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Senate Committee Approves Kirk Bill to Fund Veterans, Military at Record Levels Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
April 14, 2016 Duckworth Calls On Congress To Honor The Promises Made To Our Veterans And Military Families By Opposing Cuts To The Post-9/11 GI Bill Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
April 14, 2016 Letter to Mr. Kenneth Feinberg, Special Master for Implementation of the US Department of Treasury - Central States Pension Fund Rep. Adam Kinzinger Washington, DC
April 13, 2016 Kirk Applauds Subcommittee Passage of His Bipartisan Bill that Funds Veterans Care at Record Levels Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
April 5, 2016 Kirk Named Senate Legislator of the Year by Disabled American Veterans of America Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
March 30, 2016 Duckworth Announces Nearly $5 Million For Organizations Fighting Homelessness In The Eighth District Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
March 28, 2016 Hultgren Cheers McHenry County College's Humanities Federal Grant Award for "The Journey Home" Rep. Randall Hultgren Campton Hills, IL
March 8, 2016 Rep. Duckworth: Let's Refocus Efforts on Needs of Working Families Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
March 1, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Charlie Dent and the Hon. Sanford Bishop, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Committee - Veteran's Suicide Hotline Staffing Rep. Janice Schakowsky Washington, DC
Feb. 29, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Department of Veterans Affairs - Regarding Hines VA Hospital Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 26, 2016 Letter to Linda Halliday, Deputy of the Office of Inspector General - A Demand for Transparency from VA Inspector General Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Feb. 25, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - Our Veterans and All Taxpayers Deserve Transparency from the Watchdogs Created to Protect Them Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 VA, DACC Land Swap Legislation Headed to White House Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
Feb. 23, 2016 Durbin: Bipartisan Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Swap Heads to President's Desk Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
Feb. 16, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Robert McDonald, Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs - Grant Read-Only Access to Congressional Offices Working to Help Veterans Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Feb. 12, 2016 Bustos Recognizes Anniversary of Clay Hunt SAV Act, Votes to Strengthen Suicide Prevention Programs for Female Veterans Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Mikulski Joins Ernst, Bipartisan Senators to Introduce Bipartisan Military Sexual Assault Victims Empowerment (SAVE) Act Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Feb. 11, 2016 Bustos Passes Amendment in Transportation Committee to Give Veterans Hiring Preference Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - Comprehensive Relief for Students, Veterans Defrauded by DeVry University Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the Army - Restore Arlington National Cemetery Eligibility to Women's Air Force Service Pilots, Other Active Duty Designees Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 10, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Erica Jeffries, Director of Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs - Protecting Student Veterans Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 9, 2016 Durbin: As Interest in Post-9/11 GI Bill Grows It Is More Important Than Ever to Close For-Profit College Loophole Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 letter to The Honorable Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the Army - U.S. Rep. McSally Leads Continued Effort To Reinstate WASP Eligibility At Arlington Rep. Bobby Rush Washington, DC
Feb. 3, 2016 letter to The Honorable Patrick Murphy, Acting Secretary of the Army - U.S. Rep. McSally Leads Continued Effort To Reinstate WASP Eligibility At Arlington Rep. Randall Hultgren Washington, DC
Jan. 11, 2016 Durbin Continues Tradition of Hosting Illinois Service Members for Tomorrow's State of the Union Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Jan. 6, 2016 Letter to Erica Jeffries, Director of the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs - Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak at Illinois Veterans' Home Sen. Richard Durbin Chicago, IL
Dec. 17, 2015 Congresswoman Cheri Bustos Votes to Preserve Tax Cuts to Grow our Local Economy and Strengthen Working Families Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Nov. 19, 2015 Blumenthal, Kirk and Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduce VA Patient Protection Act Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Nov. 18, 2015 Kirk Leads Bipartisan Group of Senators in Introducing VA Patient Protection Act Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
Nov. 18, 2015 Hearing of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee - Opening Statement of Rep. Kirk, Hearing on S. 2291 VA Patient Protection Act of 2015 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Davis, Napolitano Praise House Passage of Veterans Hiring Initiative Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Nov. 17, 2015 Congresswoman Grace Napolitano & Congressman Rodney Davis Praise Nearly Unanimous House Passage of Veterans Hiring Initiative Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, D.C.
Nov. 12, 2015 Durbin: Senate Approves Bill to Fund Department of Veterans Affairs & Military Construction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 12, 2015 Durbin: Senate Approves Bill to Fund Department of Veterans Affairs & Military Construction Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 11, 2015 Davis: Honor Our Veterans With Responsiveness Rep. Rodney Davis Washington, DC
Nov. 11, 2015 President Obama Calls on Congress to Take Action on Durbin Legislation to Protect Veterans from For-Profit Schools Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 10, 2015 Durbin Announces More Than $443,000 in Federal Funding to Assist Homeless Veterans in Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 World War II Heroes and Holocaust Survivors Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Veterans Day Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Dold Introduces Bill to Help Disabled Veterans Ahead of Veterans Day Rep. Robert Dold Washington, D.C.
Nov. 9, 2015 Bost Bill Restores Certainty in VA Leadership Rep. Michael Bost Washington, DC
Nov. 9, 2015 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2016 Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, D.C
Nov. 5, 2015 Quigley, Reps Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Protect Veterans and Servicemembers from Predatory For-Profit Colleges Rep. Mike Quigley Washington, DC
Nov. 5, 2015 Kirk Bill to Fund Veterans' Care at Record Levels Clears Hurdle, Setting Up Passage Before Veterans Day Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Nov. 4, 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2016 -- Motion to Proceed-- Continued Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 29, 2015 Trade Act of 2015 Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 27, 2015 Japanese Pow Friendship Program Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2015 Kirk Statement on the Dedication of the Chez Family Foundation Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education at the University of Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Oct. 2, 2015 Duckworth Diary: October 2, 2015 Rep. Tammy Duckworth Unknown
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Bill That Funds Veterans' Care at Record Levels Filibustered by 44 Senators Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Oct. 1, 2015 Kirk Statement on Five Year Anniversary of Lovell Federal Health Care Center Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
Sept. 24, 2015 Preventing Veteran Suicide Rep. Cheri Bustos Washington, DC
Sept. 21, 2015 Letter to Robert McDonald, Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Look into Legionnaires Outbreak at Veterans Facility in Quincy Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 18, 2015 Letter to Ashton Carter, Secretary of Defense, and Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education - Renewing Efforts to Ensure That Service Members Get Complete, Accurate, and Timely Information About Their Various Benefits Sen. Richard Durbin Washington, DC
Sept. 17, 2015 Congresswoman Duckworth's ACES Act Passes Committee Rep. Tammy Duckworth Washington, DC
Aug. 25, 2015 Davis Hosts Veterans Resource Fair, Announces Bill to Improve VA Claims Process Rep. Rodney Davis Springfield, IL
Aug. 23, 2015 VA Whistleblowers Need More Protection Sen. Mark Kirk Unknown
Aug. 20, 2015 Congressman Kinzinger Promotes Veteran Owned Businesses in LaSalle Rep. Adam Kinzinger LaSalle, IL
Aug. 20, 2015 Congresswoman Adam Kinzinger Tours Danville VA Hospital Rep. Adam Kinzinger Danville, IL
Aug. 10, 2015 Shimkus Introduces Bill to Allow for Danville VA, DACC Land Swap Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Kirk, Durbin, Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Transfer Rep. John Shimkus Washington, DC
Aug. 7, 2015 Kirk, Durbin, Shimkus Introduce Legislation to Allow for Danville VA Land Transfer Sen. Mark Kirk Washington, DC
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